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(April 11, 2017, updated 4:45 p.m.) -- A young man was fatally shot today (April 11) shortly before 7 a.m. in the 1000 block of E. Market St. (8th dist.) LBPD says the shooting was NOT related to the nearby school...and the homicide is being investigated as possibly gang related.
In initial information, LBPD Public Information Officer Nancy Pratt tells LBREPORT.com that at about 6:50 a.m. on April 11, officers responded to the 1000 block of E. Market Street regarding a shooting and found a man struck by gunfire; LBFD transported him to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
[UPDATE] In an afternoon release, LBPD identfies the deceased as Gerardo Ortiz, 19, of Long Beach. [end UPDATE}
There's no immediate suspect information and LBPD says the shooting is being investigated as possibly gang related.
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2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in Central LB.
It's the second LB shooting today (April 11). A little less than five hours earlier in the 2 a.m. hour, a man was shot/wounded in the area of Anaheim St./Pacific Ave. (roughly a block south of 14th St. Park (1st Council district., coverage here)
These two shootings follow a two-victim 2 a.m. hour drive-by shooting in Cal Hts (1000 block of E. Wardlow Rd., coverage here)
April 11: Anaheim/Pacific, man shot (1st dist., coverage here.)
Apr 8: 1000 block E. Wardlow Rd., Two people shot (drive-by) (7th dist., coverage here)
Apr 2: 300 block Hulett St. (9th dist.), woman shot inside her residence (coverage here)
Apr 1: Shot fired, no one hit, after two groups of gangs prepare to fight, 3100 block Santa Fe (7th dist., coverage here)
Mar 23: Man is shot/wounded, 100 block E. Hill St. (6th dist., coverage here)
Mar. 22: Man and woman shot/wounded, 19 E. Louise (east of LB Blvd. and north of Market St./8th Council district. (coverage here)
March 16: Man is shot, 1800 block Canal Ave. (1st dist., coverage here)
March 14: Teen fires gun, no person hit, 2800 block Pine Ave. (6th dist., coverage here)
Mar 7: Man shot/killed, woman shot/wounded, 200 block Liberty Court (East Village/2d dist., suspected road rage, coverage here)
Mar 1: Two Men Shot, One Dies, 48th St. LB Blvd. (8th dist., coverage here.)
Mar. 1: Gunfire, 1200 block Chestnut, damages a vehicle and a fence but with no person struck (1st dist, coverage here)
Mar 1: Man is shot, PCH near 710 freeway (1st dist., LBREPORT.com coverage here)
Feb. 25, Man is shot, 2300 block Pacific Ave. (6th dist., coverage here)
Sept. 15: Man is Shot, 3400 block of E. 67th St. (9th dist.), coverage here.
Sept. 14: Man fatally shot, woman wounded, 5400 block Atlantic Ave. (8th dist.), coverage here
Sept 14: Shots fired, vehicle damaged, area 11th/Gaviota.(6th dist.)
September 12: Woman found deceased in residence, 6700 block Gardenia (9th dist.), coverage here
Sept. 11: Man Shot To Death, Locust Ave./12th St., (1st dist.) coverage here
Sept 5: Man Found Fatally Shot On Road Within Long Beach Port (2nd dist.), coverage here.
Sept. 1 and 2: Two Shootings In Two Days Hit Vehicles, Miss Persons: One in NLB, Another in Central LB, coverage here.
Aug. 30: Man (adult) is shot -- and killed -- in the area of Hile Ave. north of 16th St. The area is just west of Temple Ave., about three blocks north and a bit west of LB's iconic "Joe Jost's." (4th dist.) LBREPORT.com coverage here
Aug. 29, 15th St./Walnut Ave., 1:10 a.m., man shows up at hospital with a gunshot wound, says a man tried to rob him and then shot him; officers unable to find evidence of a shooting at that location (6th dist.) LBREPORT.com coverage here
Aug. 29, 1:45 a.m., man shot, area 15th St./Gundry Ave., possible drive-by shooting (6th dist.) LBREPORT.com coverage here
Aug. 28, 12:30 a.m., Anaheim St./Newport Ave.; shots fired at victims in a vehicle; vehicle is hit, occupants not hit (4th dist.)
Aug. 22: Man (adult) shot, area 11th St./MLK Ave. (6th dist.), coverage here.
Aug. 11: Man (adult) shot, 200 block of 69th Way (9th district), coverage here
Aug. 11: Juvenile shot, 11th St/MLK Ave. (6th dist.), coverage here
Aug. 6: Mother and daughter (age 4) are shot to death, 9th St./Locust Ave. (1st distict), coverage here
Aug 6: Group fight, two stabbed, one of whom dies, 2600 block E. Anaheim St. (6th dist.), coverage here
Aug. 5: Body of 19 yr old found at Willow St./San Gabriel River, a homicide (5th dist.), coverage here